Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Laptop Lunches bento: Hidden Mickeys

Do you know about Hidden Mickeys? I first heard of them about 9 years ago when I was still living in California. I was absolutely enamored with the idea of them!

From WikiHidden Mickey is a representation of Mickey Mouse that has been inserted subtly into the design of a ride, attraction, or other location in a Disney theme park or elsewhere on Disney properties. 

There are whole websites and blogs out there devoted to chronicling all the hidden Mickeys in Disney locations. It's like a whole Where's Waldo thing, only funner and cooler because it's Mickey Mouse and not some random dude in a striped shirt, and it's at Disney World and not just a dizzying illustration in a giant picture book. 

A couple examples:
Easy one! Check out the rock formation in the center! :)
Can you spot it? It's a tricky one.... look directly under the wrist!
I didn't find too many Hidden Mickey's this trip. Most of the time I was trying to keep eyes on my kids (and failing) , not scoping out Mickey Heads. But I saw some obvious ones; an outline of stones on the floor of the giant aquarium in Living with the Seas at Epcot, and one place setting at one end of the long dining table in the Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom was unmistakably a Hidden Mickey. :)

Okay, so now that you have had a crash course in Hidden Mickeys, here's my Hidden Mickey bento.

Hidden Mickey Bento Lunch

Packed in a Laptop Lunches 2.0 box:
- cucumber, cut into sticks
- Goldfish crackers
- leftover pizza pinwheels (from a take-out my hubs picked up while traveling home late)
- kiwi fruit

Technically, this lunch contains TWO Hidden Mickeys, although only one was intentional. The other one sort of snuck up on me and surprised me after the fact. Hidden Mickeys can be very sneaky. 

Can you find them? :)

This is how the Laptop Lunches looked before placing it in Paige's lunch bag. I used lids on two of the inner dishes to keep juices contained.

Hidden Mickey bento with Laptop Lunches lids

Hidden Mickey Hint: the two Hidden Mickeys are still visible in the second photo!  Teehee!

Supplies used to pack this lunch:
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Saville Family said... [Reply to comment]

I can see them!!

Daylynne said... [Reply to comment]

I can see them. What a cute lunch idea!!!

Mrs. Dork said... [Reply to comment]

So cute! My cousin and I love finding the Hidden Mickeys. There's even an app so you can keep up with the ones you find! (But more importantly, get hints as to where to find them!)

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

There's an app for Hidden Mickey's!! I didn't know! Augh! I wish I had known that before! Oh, well. There's always next time! :)

Teresa said... [Reply to comment]

that lunch looks delicious! (:

Mother of a Food Neophobia said... [Reply to comment]

I found them too!

Summer said... [Reply to comment]

That's so cool! Now I really want to get to Disneyland! I'll see if the Laptop Lunches FB fans can find them tomorrow :).

samantha said... [Reply to comment]

Where did you find the mickey mouse cracker?

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

The Mickey Mouse cracker is from Disney World. I picked up some themed food snacks while we were there on vacation. :)

Here's a post about it: Disney World Bento Shopping :)

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